The article introduces Vaclav Kubicek (1866-1951) as the first professor of catechetics at the SS. Cyril and Methodius Faculty of Theology in Olomouc, a significant catechist and an author of textbooks of religion, who tried to develop the theory and practice of religious education in the period of the first Czechoslovak Republic. He was born on 21st May 1866 in Zeranovice. In 1899 he was ordained. After his ordination he functioned as a chaplain and a catechist in Lostice. From 1921 he taught didactics, pedagogy and catechetics at the SS. Cyril and Methodius Faculty of Theology in Olomouc. Before his retirement he was made an honorary doctor of theology on 23rd June 1934 and he was appointed as an extraordinary professor of didactics, pedagogy and catechetics on 31st July 1934. He died on 9th December 1951 in Lostice.